March 06, 2015 Issue

Cover story World
Add a crackdown on Christians helping North Koreans to Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's most horrible hits.
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Many people swear by the properties of snail slime as the ultimate cosmetic treat. It’s gaining popularity in Thailand, where this woman closes her eyes and lets a group of snails squirm over her face. A skincare manufacturer in the Chiang Mai province claims that Thai snails have anti-fungal properties that make their slime superior to snails from colder climates. There’s history here. In Ancient Greece, Hippocrates reportedly recommended crushed snails to relieve inflamed skin.
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